PC Gaming

PC gaming goes back to the late 1980’s early 1990’s for a lot of us! This consisted of taking a large heavy computer screen and Mini-Tower base unit, with associated keyboards and mice to a friends and setting up in a room with a serial cable, linking two machines together to play against each other. Progression was made when we could network them with a  hub/router. When the internet really hit off and it was included within games as a playable option, this negated the transportation of the computer hardware. This unfortunately took away a lot of the social aspect though, so a bit of a trade off.

PC gaming, some may say, is not as straight forward as putting a DVD or downloading a new game from Sony’s site for your PS4. With a PC you have to know what is the minimum requirements from your PC to play a particular game. Just look at the DVD box and that will give details of the required parts within your computer. With a PS4 it will work regardless. Unless of course it’s a new game for a new console only. So sometimes one would have to upgrade their computer to play a more modern game or new release by adding a graphics card for instance. Guess that is better than having to just buy a new console as the old one is now defunct!

The other benefit to PC gaming is the how good the game looks on a PC compared to a PS4 or Xbox. For example the latest in the Grand Theft Auto series GTA5, has had a completely separate PC version release with massively upgraded graphics content, as PC’s can be much more powerful or versatile than a traditional games console like the Xbox One or PS4.

To play the new GTA5 on a PC, your PC must meet the minimum requirements and arguably be somewhere near the recommended requirements for the game to take advantage of the excellent graphics. And it does look stunning! for more info : http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52374/gtav-pc-new-release-date-first-screens-and-system-specs


One particular computer recently, we put in a server processor, modified to work in a ‘home’ style computer, which helped a good deal to get more out of GTA5 instead of replacing the whole computer.

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Note the little plastic strip on the gold connections, that allowed it to be recognized by the home computer! Anyway computer gaming can be complicated and if you need help that is what Fulwood Computers is here for.

If the requirements confuse you or don’t mean an awful lot to you, then you can always give Fulwood Computers in Preston a call on 07764179604, or email mark@fulwoodcomputers.co.uk and we will be happy to help or upgrade your computer if required.

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